7 letter words ending in ous

Acerous (a.) Same as Acerose.

Acerous (a.) Destitute of tentacles, as certain mollusks.

Acerous (a.) Without antennae, as some insects.

Acetous (a.) Having a sour taste; sour; acid.

Acetous (a.) Causing, or connected with, acetification; as, acetous fermentation.

Acinous (a.) Consisting of acini, or minute granular concretions; as, acinose or acinous glands.

Adenous (a.) Same as Adenose.

Adipous (a.) Fatty; adipose.

Aeneous (a.) Colored like bronze.

Agamous (a.) Having no visible sexual organs; asexual.

Agamous (a.) cryptogamous.

Agynous (a.) Without female organs; male.

Amorous (a.) Inc

Amorous (a.) Affected with love; in love; enamored; -- usually with of; formerly with on.

Amorous (a.) Of or relating to, or produced by, love.

androus () A terminal combining form: Having a stamen or stamens; staminate; as, monandrous, with one stamen; polyandrous, with many stamens.

Animous (a.) Full of spirit; hot; vehement; resolute.

Anurous (a.) Destitute of a tail, as the frogs and toads.

Anxious (a.) Full of anxiety or disquietude; greatly concerned or solicitous, esp. respecting something future or unknown; being in painful suspense; -- applied to persons; as, anxious for the issue of a battle.

Anxious (a.) Accompanied with, or causing, anxiety; worrying; -- applied to things; as, anxious labor.

Anxious (a.) Earnestly desirous; as, anxious to please.

Apodous (a.) Apodal; apod.

Apyrous (a.) Incombustible; capable of sustaining a strong heat without alteration of form or properties.

Aqueous (a.) Partaking of the nature of water, or abounding with it; watery.

Aqueous (a.) Made from, or by means of, water.

Arduous (a.) Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.

Arduous (a.) Attended with great labor, like the ascending of acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or enterprise.

Atheous (a.) Atheistic; impious.

Atheous (a.) Without God, neither accepting nor denying him.

Atokous (a.) Producing only asexual individuals, as the eggs of certain annelids.

Avarous (a.) Avaricious.

Azotous (a.) Nitrous; as, azotous acid.

Azygous (a.) Odd; having no fellow; not one of a pair; single; as, the azygous muscle of the uvula.

Azymous (a.) Unleavened; unfermented.

Bilious (a.) Of or pertaining to the bile.

Bilious (a.) Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess of bile; as, a bilious patient; dependent on, or characterized by, an excess of bile; as, bilious symptoms.

Bilious (a.) Choleric; passionate; ill tempered.

Bivious (a.) Having, or leading, two ways.

Brumous (a.) Foggy; misty.

Bulbous (n.) Having or containing bulbs, or a bulb; growing from bulbs; bulblike in shape or structure.

Burnous (n.) A cloaklike garment and hood woven in one piece, worn by Arabs.

Burnous (n.) A combination cloak and hood worn by women.

Buxeous (a.) Belonging to the box tree.

Callous (a.) Hardened; indurated.

Callous (a.) Hardened in mind; insensible; unfeeling; unsusceptible.

Carious (a.) Affected with caries; decaying; as, a carious tooth.

Carnous (a.) Of or pertaining to flesh; fleshy.

Carnous (a.) Of a fleshy consistence; -- applied to succulent leaves, stems, etc.

Caseous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy.

Ceduous (a.) Fit to be felled.

Cereous (a.) Waxen; like wax.

Chylous (a.) Consisting of, or similar to, chyle.

Chymous (a.) Of or pertaining to chyme.

Cirrous (a.) Cirrose.

Cirrous (a.) Tufted; -- said of certain feathers of birds.

Coevous (a.) Coeval

Copious (a.) Large in quantity or amount; plentiful; abundant; fruitful.

Cuprous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, copper; containing copper; -- said of those compounds of copper in which this element is present in its highest proportion.

Curious (a.) Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.

Curious (a.) Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.

Curious (a.) Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.

Curious (a.) Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.

Devious (a.) Out of a straight

Devious (a.) Going out of the right or common course; going astray; erring; wandering; as, a devious step.

Discous (a.) Disklike; discoid.

Dubious (a.) Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt; wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.

Dubious (a.) Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal; questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.

Dubious (a.) Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.

Duteous (a.) Fulfilling duty; dutiful; having the sentiments due to a superior, or to one to whom respect or service is owed; obedient; as, a duteous son or daughter.

Duteous (a.) Subservient; obsequious.

Ebrious (a.) Inc

Emulous (a.) Ambitiously desirous to equal or even to excel another; eager to emulate or vie with another; desirous of like excellence with another; -- with of; as, emulous of another's example or virtues.

Emulous (a.) Vying with; rivaling; hence, contentious, envious.

Envious (a.) Malignant; mischievous; spiteful.

Envious (a.) Inspiring envy.

Envious (a.) Excessively careful; cautious.

Fatuous (a.) Feeble in mind; weak; silly; stupid; foolish; fatuitous.

Fatuous (a.) Without reality; illusory, like the ignis fatuus.

-ferous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing, yielding; as, auriferous, yielding gold; chyliferous, producing chyle.

Ferrous (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, iron; -- especially used of compounds of iron in which the iron has its lower valence; as, ferrous sulphate.

Fetuous (a.) Neat; feat.

Fibrous (a.) Containing, or consisting of, fibers; as, the fibrous coat of the cocoanut; the fibrous roots of grasses.

Flavous (a.) Yellow.

Folious (a.) Like a leaf; thin; unsubstantial.

Folious (a.) Foliose.

Fulvous (a.) Tawny; dull yellow, with a mixture of gray and brown.

Fungous (a.) Of the nature of fungi; spongy.

Fungous (a.) Growing suddenly, but not substantial or durable.

Furious (a.) Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent; as, a furious animal.

Furious (a.) Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence; as, a furious stream; a furious wind or storm.

Fuscous (a.) Brown or grayish black; darkish.

Gaseous (a.) In the form, or of the nature, of gas, or of an aeriform fluid.

Gaseous (a.) Lacking substance or solidity; tenuous.

-genous () A suffix signifying producing, yielding; as, alkaligenous; endogenous.

-gerous () A suffix signifying bearing, producing; as, calcigerous; dentigerous.

Gibbous (a.) Swelling by a regular curve or surface; protuberant; convex; as, the moon is gibbous between the half-moon and the full moon.

Gibbous (a.) Hunched; hump-backed.

Glebous (a.) Alt. of Gleby

Globous (a.) Spherical.

Grumous (a.) Resembling or containing grume; thick; concreted; clotted; as, grumous blood.

Grumous (a.) See Grumose.

Gummous (a.) Gumlike, or composed of gum; gummy.

Gummous (a.) Of or pertaining to a gumma.

Heinous (a.) Hateful; hatefully bad; flagrant; odious; atrocious; giving great great offense; -- applied to deeds or to character.

Herbous (a.) Abounding with herbs.

Hideous (a.) Frightful, shocking, or offensive to the eyes; dreadful to behold; as, a hideous monster; hideous looks.

Hideous (a.) Distressing or offensive to the ear; exciting terror or dismay; as, a hideous noise.

Hideous (a.) Hateful; shocking.

Hydrous (a.) Containing water; watery.

Hydrous (a.) Containing water of hydration or crystallization.

Idolous (a.) Idolatrous.

Igneous (a.) Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance.

Igneous (a.) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.

Impious (a.) Not pious; wanting piety; irreligious; irreverent; ungodly; profane; wanting in reverence for the Supreme Being; as, an impious deed; impious language.

Invious (a.) Untrodden.

Jealous (a.) Zealous; solicitous; vigilant; anxiously watchful.

Jealous (a.) Apprehensive; anxious; suspiciously watchful.

Jealous (a.) Exacting exclusive devotion; intolerant of rivalry.

Juncous (a.) Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous.

Lentous (a.) Viscid; viscous; tenacious.

Leprous (a.) Infected with leprosy; pertaining to or resembling leprosy.

Leprous (a.) Leprose.

Leucous (a.) White; -- applied to albinos, from the whiteness of their skin and hair.

Lignous (a.) Ligneous.

Limbous (a.) With slightly overlapping borders; -- said of a suture.

Luteous (a.) Yellowish; more or less like buff.

Minious (a.) Of the color of red or vermilion.

Nervous (a.) possessing nerve; sinewy; strong; vigorous.

Nervous (a.) Possessing or manifesting vigor of mind; characterized by strength in sentiment or style; forcible; spirited; as, a nervous writer.

Nervous (a.) Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; as, nervous excitement; a nervous fever.

Nervous (a.) Having the nerves weak, diseased, or easily excited; subject to, or suffering from, undue excitement of the nerves; easily agitated or annoyed.

Nervous (a.) Sensitive; excitable; timid.

Nimious (a.) Excessive; extravagant; inordinate.

Nitrous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, niter; of the quality of niter, or resembling it.

Nitrous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, any one of those compounds in which nitrogen has a relatively lower valence as contrasted with nitric compounds.

Niveous (a.) Snowy; resembling snow; partaking of the qualities of snow.

Nocuous (a.) Hurtful; noxious.

Noxious (a.) Hurtful; harmful; baneful; pernicious; injurious; destructive; unwholesome; insalubrious; as, noxious air, food, or climate; pernicious; corrupting to morals; as, noxious practices or examples.

Noxious (a.) Guilty; criminal.

Obvious (a.) Opposing; fronting.

Obvious (a.) Exposed; subject; open; liable.

Obvious (a.) Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.

Odorous (a.) Having or emitting an odor or scent, esp. a sweet odor; fragrant; sweet-smelling.

Olidous (a.) Having a strong, disagreeable smell; fetid.

Ominous (a.) Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.

Onerous (a.) Burdensome; oppressive.

Opacous (a.) Opaque.

Operous (a.) Operose.

Osmious (a.) Denoting those compounds of osmium in which the element has a valence relatively lower than in the osmic compounds; as, osmious chloride.

Osseous (a.) Composed of bone; resembling bone; capable of forming bone; bony; ossific.

Ozonous (a.) Pertaining to or containing, ozone.

Paleous (a.) Chaffy; like chaff; paleaceous.

Pappous (a.) Pappose.

Parlous (a.) Attended with peril; dangerous; as, a parlous cough.

Parlous (a.) Venturesome; bold; mischievous; keen.

Pectous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or consisting of, pectose.

Perlous (a.) Perilous.

Petrous (a.) Like stone; hard; stony; rocky; as, the petrous part of the temporal bone.

Petrous (a.) Same as Petrosal.

Piceous (a.) Of or pertaining to pitch; resembling pitch in color or quality; pitchy.

Pileous (a.) Consisting of, or covered with, hair; hairy; pilose.

Piteous (a.) Pious; devout.

Piteous (a.) Evincing pity, compassion, or sympathy; compassionate; tender.

Piteous (a.) Fitted to excite pity or sympathy; wretched; miserable; lamentable; sad; as, a piteous case.

Piteous (a.) Paltry; mean; pitiful.

Plumous (a.) Having feathers or plumes.

Plumous (a.) Having hairs, or other parts, arranged along an axis like a feather; feathery; plumelike; as, a plumose leaf; plumose tentacles.

Pompous (a.) Displaying pomp; stately; showy with grandeur; magnificent; as, a pompous procession.

Pompous (a.) Ostentatious; pretentious; boastful; vainlorious; as, pompous manners; a pompous style.

Pulpous (a.) Containing pulp; pulpy.

Rabious (a.) Fierce.

Radious (a.) Consisting of rays, as light.

Radious (a.) Radiating; radiant.

Ragious (a.) Raging; furious; rageful.

Rameous (a.) Ramal.

Raucous (a.) Hoarse; harsh; rough; as, a raucous, thick tone.

Regious (a.) Regal; royal.

Rescous (n.) Rescue; deliverance.

Rescous (n.) See Rescue, 2.

Riotous (a.) Involving, or engaging in, riot; wanton; unrestrained; luxurious.

Riotous (a.) Partaking of the nature of an unlawful assembly or its acts; seditious.

Rubious (a.) Red; ruddy.

Ruinous (a.) Causing, or tending to cause, ruin; destructive; baneful; pernicious; as, a ruinous project.

Ruinous (a.) Characterized by ruin; ruined; dilapidated; as, an edifice, bridge, or wall in a ruinous state.

Ruinous (a.) Composed of, or consisting in, ruins.

Sanious (a.) Pertaining to sanies, or partaking of its nature and appearance; thin and serous, with a slight bloody tinge; as, the sanious matter of an ulcer.

Sanious (a.) Discharging sanies; as, a sanious ulcer.

Sarcous (a.) Fleshy; -- applied to the minute structural elements, called sarcous elements, or sarcous disks, of which striated muscular fiber is composed.

Serious (a.) Grave in manner or disposition; earnest; thoughtful; solemn; not light, gay, or volatile.

Serious (a.) Really intending what is said; being in earnest; not jesting or deceiving.

Serious (a.) Important; weighty; not trifling; grave.

Serious (a.) Hence, giving rise to apprehension; attended with danger; as, a serious injury.

Serrous (a.) Like the teeth off a saw; jagged.

Semious (a.) Of or pertaining to the Sim/; monkeylike.

Sinuous (a.) Bending in and out; of a serpentine or undulating form; winding; crooked.

Spicous (a.) See Spicose.

Spinous (a.) Spinose; thorny.

Spinous (a.) Having the form of a spine or thorn; spinelike.

Spitous (a.) Having spite; spiteful.

Spumous (a.) Alt. of Spumy

Talcous (a.) Of or pertaining to talc; composed of, or resembling, talc.

Tedious (a.) Involving tedium; tiresome from continuance, prolixity, slowness, or the like; wearisome.

Tenuous (a.) Thin; slender; small; minute.

Tenuous (a.) Rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids.

Tenuous (a.) Lacking substance, as a tenuous argument.

Timeous (a.) Timely; seasonable.

Torvous (a.) Sour of aspect; of a severe countenance; stern; grim.

Typhous (a.) Of or pertaining to typhus; of the nature of typhus.

Uberous (a.) Fruitful; copious; abundant; plentiful.

Uranous (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, uranium; designating those compounds in which uranium has a lower valence as contrasted with the uranic compounds.

Urinous (a.) Of or pertaining to urine, or partaking of its qualities; having the character or odor of urine; similar to urine.

Vacuous (a.) Empty; unfilled; void; vacant.

Vafrous (a.) Crafty; cunning; sly; as, vafrous tricks.

Various (a.) Different; diverse; several; manifold; as, men of various names; various occupations; various colors.

Various (a.) Changeable; uncertain; inconstant; variable.

Various (a.) Variegated; diversified; not monotonous.

Veinous (a.) Marked with veins; veined; veiny.

Vicious (a.) Characterized by vice or defects; defective; faulty; imperfect.

Vicious (a.) Addicted to vice; corrupt in principles or conduct; depraved; wicked; as, vicious children; vicious examples; vicious conduct.

Vicious (a.) Wanting purity; foul; bad; noxious; as, vicious air, water, etc.

Vicious (a.) Not correct or pure; corrupt; as, vicious language; vicious idioms.

Vicious (a.) Not well tamed or broken; given to bad tricks; unruly; refractory; as, a vicious horse.

Vicious (a.) Bitter; spiteful; malignant.

Villous (a.) Abounding in, or covered with, fine hairs, or a woolly substance; shaggy with soft hairs; nappy.

Villous (a.) Furnished or clothed with villi.

Violous (a.) Violent.

Viscous (a.) Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice.

Vitious (n.) Alt. of Vitiousness

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